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1  Pikachu dress/costume! in Costumes: Completed Projects by kiss_liss on: April 09, 2008 09:31:36 PM
For a P-themed pharmacy student pubcrawl! The whole house was coated in a fine layer of yellow fur after I finished this project Smiley, hope you guys like it.


My boyfriend's matching pika car!

Pikachu is an electric type pokemon.

Stripes and tail.

The tail was made using a skeleton of wire and sticky tape, and the headband was made out of wire and covered with ribbon. The tail stayed up by some yellow fishing line tied to the top back of the dress.

Also I didn't actually wear the socks and heels out to the pubs lol! Just wore opaque tights and boots with it.

Anyways, thanks for looking.
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2  Casino Royale Ball Dress!! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by kiss_liss on: October 23, 2007 06:45:10 PM
Hi everyone,
I haven't posted in ages!  Anyway, I had a Pharmacy Ball for uni with a casino royale/james bond theme, and I fell in love with a dress by Jenny Packham, the designer of some dresses from the movie.  I ended up making this in about 2 weeks, because for the first 2 I procrastinated trying to look for a pattern I could use.  I gave up on patterns and made my own calico (muslin) pattern first then went from there!

Its a bit scrunched up in this photo:

The satin doesn't look this puckery in real life, I think the camera flash makes it look alot worse than what it is...

I didn't take any photos before the ball because I was just finishing the hem with an hour to go till it started! The whole thing only cost about AUD$90 which is a bargain considering the only ones I could find to buy that were half decent were already $300.

Anyway, thanks for looking!
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3  Help! Vogue V2964 vs V2859 Evening Dress Dilemma! in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by kiss_liss on: September 15, 2007 03:51:55 AM
Hey guys,
I've decided to make a dress for an upcoming ball, and I fell in love with Vogue V2964 on the net, but I've just found out I can't get it in Australia! The Vogue website says I can get one sent over, but it says leave 3 weeks delivery time, but the ball is in 3 weeks!!!  I can get vogue 2859 locally, but it is an advanced pattern so I'm a bit scared about making it within 3 weeks, plus I am really in love with 2964!!!

Has anyone made either of these? is it worth all the trouble to get 2964?

(first option) Vogue V2964
(second option) Vogue 2859:

Any help/advice would be much appreciated!! thanks.
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4  piggy beds (big pics) in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by kiss_liss on: July 02, 2007 05:39:40 PM
Hey everyone... I recently made some cozy beds for my guinea pigs:

This is a bed I made ages ago from an old t-shirt and my cutie pig poppy modelling it:

I made 4 of these pink cupcake fleece-lined sacks for winter.. they have wadding in between the two fabric layers for extra warmth. Here is sooty winking at the camera hamming it up:

And my beautiful senior piggie (she's almost 11 years old) coco:

My other pig minnie doesn't like her picture taken lol.

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5  Guinea pig tunnel! Many many pics in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by kiss_liss on: January 02, 2007 04:17:22 PM
I recently bought two adorable piggies and went looking for fun things they could play with but found that there wasn't much for sale around here.  So, after making really ugly cheap looking tubes out of plastic milk bottles, I decided they needed to look a bit better for all of our sakes.

Pig in a tube!

Yay tunnel!

Minnie modelling the tunnel

If anyone could help me think of a name for this cutie little girl it would be much appreciated! At the moment I'm calling her bear because I think she looks like a teddy bear with her big ears and brown nosie but bear sounds so boyish Sad.  She has a really playful tomboy personality too so girly girl names sound a bit funny.

I had to cut the long tube in half because Minnie would walk halfway in and plop down and stop bear from getting through!

I cut circular strips of plastic from the milk bottle and fed them through channels I made in the fabric to keep the tunnels rounded.  I got the idea from the craftster clothing section, where people were using plastic bottles to make cheap corset boning.  Also because its plastic, it is washable, but I'm not sure if my sewing would hold up well in the washing machine.  This could be used for other small animals too like ferrets, it's so cheap, in my case free because I used scrap fabric!
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6  Re: Amy Lee Dress...I'm in love and in need of help! in Designer Clothing Homage by kiss_liss on: November 02, 2006 09:47:41 PM
I love amy lee and definitely love this dress!! I found a bigger photo of her on the stairs and another side shot of the dress Smiley hope this helps!

Also I'm pretty sure her dress was specially made by alexander mcqueen.. here's a similar one from his collection which I really love!

I think the pics were shrunk a little by the post, so click on them to see them a bit better.
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7  Designers for Target - Alice McCall, Tina Kalivas, TL Wood... in Designer Clothing Homage by kiss_liss on: October 13, 2006 11:20:45 PM

Wooh! Has anyone seen these yet?? I'm excited just because we never get anything slightly designer up here (Far north QLD, Australia).  I think they've started this because Coles Myer sold Myer... so now its just coles inc.  So I think they may be making Target into a mini-myer.  I love love love one this red Alice McCall jumper dress.. and while $120 i suppose is pretty cheap for designer it's still a bit expensive for me!

What do you guys think? I think I'm gonna make a rip-off version...

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8  Summery Sundress! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by kiss_liss on: October 10, 2006 09:10:37 PM
I made a strawberry summery dress about a month ago with lace on the bottom then I saw here KateW made one so similar!! As they say, great minds...


The bodice part is made of four panels, and I gathered the top as a last minute addition so it looks a little rough.  The dress is fully lined because the fabric was very thin cotton.

Thank-you for looking lovelies!!

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9  High Cinch-waist Skirt!! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by kiss_liss on: September 02, 2006 04:28:02 AM
Hihi! Here's a random skirt I made the other day out of plain black cotton poplin... I was going to make it into an underbust pinafore thing but changed my mind... I will probably add detachable straps or something  Cheesy

It's a bit hard to see, but I made a bow for it... It's also closed by three covered buttons on the side


Thanks for looking!! And although I look pigeon toed I'm not!! lol just bandy-legged  Grin

,,`. Melli .`, ,
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10  My Babydoll Dress!!! Now with TUTORIALNESS! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by kiss_liss on: August 24, 2006 12:17:36 AM
UPDATE!! Now with TUTE!


Hey all!! Here's a dress I made from this cool sequinny stripy fabric I found... the stripes underneath is just a top because the fabric is sheer Smiley I love this dress, I'm so proud of it  Grin

The sleeves are a bit weird I just kindof made it up as I went along Smiley thanks for looking!



Hi again! Here's a pic with all the parts and what measurements they are.  The numbers in brackets are the measurements of my actual dress.  Also this dress is virtually skintight at the waist, so if you would like some more room make sure you add extra cm to the waist measurements you take! Also sorry it's in metric hehe I'm from Australia...

My instructions may be weird... please let me know if they don't make sense anywhere.
Basic Steps:
1. Fold fabric in half and measure and cut out the pieces.  Remember to take note of the direction of stripes or pattern of fabric!  You should have 14 pieces in total!
2. Hem the long uncurved edges of the front and back top parts.
3. Gather the front top parts on the yellow line.
4. Attach the two front top parts to one waistband piece, making sure the long uncurved edges meet in the centre with no gap, and the short straight edge matches up with the waistband edge.
5. Attach the two back top parts to the other waistband piece, also making sure they align.
6. Put the waistband and top part pieces together right sides facing, and sew up the straight outer edges, stopping at the beginning of the sleeve hole.
7. Sew the two skirt pieces right sides together down the lengthwise edges.  Gather the top edge and make sure its circumference is your waist measurement.
8. Attach the gathered skirt edge to the bottom of the waistband.
9. Remember if your fabric isn't stretch, you will need to insert a 18 or 20cm dress or invisible zipper in the side seam just under the sleeve hole.  You'll probably need to unpick and fiddle with the seam a bit to get it in.
10. Turn the dress inside out and sew together the shoulder parts.
11. Take two sleeve pieces and sew right sides together along the two short edges.  Do this with the other two sleeve pieces as well.
12. Hem around the outer edge of the sleeve (the angled edge).
13. Pin and attach the sleeves to the arm holes in the dress, adding around 4 large-ish pleats at the top shoulder part so it fits well in the sleeve hole. Do this with the other sleeve as well.
14. Sew the ruffle pieces together along the short edges, hem the bottom edge and gather the top.
15. Draw in the gathers until it fits snugly in the skirt bottom edge, and sew in place.
16. Turn right side out and viola! (hopefully) you have a dress Cheesy!

Here's how it should look when put together:

I would love to know if anyone makes one!

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